Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Brian Bairett said while heading south, he observed the 24-year-old California woman traveling in a reckless manner around mile marker 65 and while heading into a construction zone, he clocked the vehicle at 102 mph.
When the car was through the construction zone, Bairett
lights and siren on and the woman sped up.
"I got her
pulled over and her
story was really weird," he
acted like she
was under the influence of a controlled substance." Bairett
asked the driver who owned the vehicle and when she
said a friend, she
could not remember the friend's name.The whole time this discussion was going on, Bairett
said the driver's behavior kept increasing in hyperactivity.
"I asked her
had drugs in the car and she
said 'no'," he
was unsure of the validity of her
went back to his
car to run the plates and found out the white Chevrolet Cavalier was an Enterprise Rent-a-car.The vehicle had been rented three days ago to a person who was nowhere near the vehicle.
"I suspected it was a stolen vehicle," he
said."I called for back-up and waited in my car until they arrived." Bairett said as the back-up officer arrived, he noticed the reverse lights flash on in the Cavalier so he told the back-up officer to talk to the driver and attempt to get her car keys.
While the Iron County
Sheriff's Deputy was speaking to her
sped away across the median heading north.
whipped across the south lanes of traffic and almost caused an accident," he
hit on the right side tires," Bairett
said the extent of injuries is not known but she
did have visible bruises and cuts on her
Upon release from the hospital, the driver will be booked into Iron County
will be charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence of drugs and felony fleeing.